Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Hunted (2014)

Running Time: 89 minutes
Release Date: Oct. 10, 2013 (Screamfest) and Sept. 9, 2014 (VOD & DVD)
Review by: Stacey

Looks like we're back on the found footage trail this week with Josh Stewart's (The Collector, The Collection) directorial debut film, The Hunted.  I ain't even gonna lie, I love me some Josh Stewart, so naturally I was pretty excited to hear he had written/directed and would be starring in a new horror film.  I'm not even going to go over the "found footage" debate because I already discussed that in my last post for The Houses October Built.  I will say that while The Hunted suffers a few pitfalls of the genre and some of the mistakes that usually come with first-time directors, this film had more good than bad.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Houses October Built (2014)

Running Time: 91 minutes
Release Date: October 10, 2014
Review by: Stacey

I'm one of the few that actually enjoys a good found footage film (see: GOOD) and I'll get down on any film that is centered around the Halloween holiday itself.  After much internet buzz, my old man and I decided to sit our asses down and rent The Houses October Built, not to be confused by the documentary bearing the same title by the same director.  By the end credits, we were more disappointed than spooked.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

All The Boys Love Mandy Lane (2013)

Running Time: 90 minutes
Release Date: Sep. 9, 2006 (TIFF) and Oct. 11, 2013 (limited US release)
Review by: Stacey

This was one of those rare movies that I actually went into full on cold watch.  I didn't even know what the premise was.  All The Boys Love Mandy Lane, that's basically all I knew.  I was a little hesitant because initially I thought it would be some kind of gross, teenage rape film.  I was way off.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Psychomania (1973)

Running Time: 95 minutes
Release Date:  January 1974 (US)
 Review by: Stacey

The 70's were a time when the occult and witchcraft were ripe in film.  Especially lower-budget films, which some soon became cult classics.  British film saw its fair share of the like, namely with 1973's The Wicker Man and many in the Hammer films collection.  Then in rolls Psychomania aka The Death Wheelers with their undead biker gang, pacts with the devil, and...frogs?  Yes, frogs.